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Il Riccio

4.0
4
560 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A favorite neighborhood restaurant for those in the know. Not only is the food good but the people-watching is terrific. Our warm friendly staff welcomes locals like Henry Kissinger, Ralph Lauren and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plus assorted Upper East Side beauties. Specializing in the fabulous flavors of the Amalfi coast, selections include delicious risottos, osso bucco, specialty pasta, as well as more exotic fare like roasted lamb garnished with balsamic vinegar and rosemary. Delectable home made desserts along with an extensive wine list. Soft hand-painted ochre colored walls, sensually sweet background music and attentive service provide a memorable dining experience at this distinctively chic restaurant. We have a private dining room for parties of up to 24. Details at the restaurant.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 639-9111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Il Riccio can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Giovanni Ferraioli: (844) 702-4098

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Lexington Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    4, 5 and 6 trains to 77th Street/Lexington Avenue.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

What 560 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. S

    Sandy

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we arrived at the restaurant on Oct. 3rd, it was closed and dark. There was a notice on the door that it had been closed by the Marshall and was in possession of the landlord. An employee was there and he said that they failed to pay their rent!!
  2. MG

    ManhattanGuy

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is NOT a fine Italian restaurant. There are several top notch ones near Il Riccio. What I like about this place is that the service is respectable and polite, depending on what you order the food very-good to good. Wine selection is also good. We've only been there for lunch and I will go back. I may even try dinner one evening......but not sure at this time.
  3. AG

    AnthonyG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful site for an authentic Italian meal. A wide variety of fresh and delicious dishes and outstanding daily specials. I limited but delicious wine list. The service is professional, cordial and friendly. It was obvious there were many 'repeat customers'! We will definitely return!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    always dependable for high quality and elegant meals served with warmth. The team is very focused on creating a comfortable yet sophisticated dining experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this neighborhood restaurant. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The waiters will do anything to make your experience better.
  6. AG

    AlanG

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    First time there since change of ownership. Ambiance is very sterile-white walls, little decoration. Not very Italian Service was OK but not very attentive. Manager was excellent and probably the only saving grace. Food was fair at best. Fish was tasteless, smelled "fishy" even though it was the special which usually means fresh. Bread was bland and not very "Italian" Wine - a Chianti Classico - was overpriced and not very good. Very disappointed as it is in my neighborhood.
  7. SV

    StephenV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wednesday lunch was brilliant. That we will be there tonite, says it all.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  9. IS

    ISPROUD

    New York Area

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here. Celebrated our daughter's birthday. Food/service excellent. Did not rush us. Will gladly return.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Mediocre neighborhood Italian
  11. JS

    JudithS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Restaurant is not welcoming, does not have an upbeat vibe. Food OK but nothing special.
  12. RD

    RobertD

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is great. Ambience is well done with nice table distance and setting. The service is a little “abrupt” in this particular servers manners. But overall good food and setting is well done.
  13. DW

    DianeW

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I were in town for the weekend and wanted a good Italian dinner. We were seated in the back dining room under the skylight and treated to excellent service. The decor was dated, but the food and ambiance were good. Hailing from the Amalfi Coast, the owner greeted and seated all of the guests. We had a lovely time!
  14. N

    Nancy

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was only fair
  15. JF

    JonathanF

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were so good that I ate here both Thurs and Fri evenings
  16. C

    Cupcake

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely neighborhood Italian restaurant. Great food and service!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great local restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was great. We brought our 10 month old son and they were very accommodative. They were also great with food allergies.
  18. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Unassuming. Comfortable. High quality food. Excellent service. Reasonably priced. Amalfi Coast decor and feel. A touch of the Italian Riviera on Upper East Side.
  19. FD

    FDGL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    DISAPPOINTING... In what world does an Italian restaurant serve the primi and secondi together? When we objected they only served the pasta and then brought us out our second course cold. Non-Italians and UESiders may not know the difference, but for true Italians it's just not done. While the food continues to be delicious the service is just too sloppy and inattentive for those prices.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Very fresh. Great service. Immaculate
  21. TE

    TerriE

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just like the reviews said great neighborhood spot. Food and service were excellent! Amalfi coast meets NYC...
  22. G

    Gabella

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely delicious food...the flavors brought me right back to the Amalfi coast. Lovely spot with friendly, attentive staff.
  23. NY

    NYCLocal

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Average Italian food at higher end prices.
  24. JO

    JOMARIEP

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  25. JZ

    JodiZ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The service was the worst i have ever had in any restaurant! I will not be going back
  26. s

    stephaniek

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite neighborhood place. Consistently fabulous food and gracious service. Every dish is a wonder!
  27. A

    Aliederman

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday dinner was excellent. Service is attentive but not intrusive Food is delicious, plated nicely My dessert was a delicious chocolate cake and the waiters sang happy Birthday
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice and quiet place you could have a nice conversation, and the food is good
  29. T

    Traveller

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food and service. A more imaginative wine list would be nice, but that's a minor quibble.
  30. L

    Lasherman

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Neighborhood place
  31. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The soft shell crab was expensive but excellent
  32. C

    Chickie

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Nice neighborhood restaurant. No frills but good food. Service a bit slow.
  33. HD

    HugeDisappointment

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great neighborhood spot where the food, service and quality are great, and they don't ding you either on the cost of the food or the wine. I would definitely go back.
  34. GP

    GipsyPop

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Treated as if we were guests their home. A lovely experience.
  35. TB

    TomB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yes. New management, with excellent attentive service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great. The waiters are excellent and helpful with suggestions.
  37. M

    Manhattandiner

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Still one of my favorite restaurants for a quiet Italian meal with wonderful service. Menu has changed a bit, and I miss their no longer offering beef carpaccio. However, the ambiance and service remain excellent, and the main courses are varied and tasty.
  38. RS

    RalucaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Il Riccio for a pasta lover that understands authentic Italian food. We were not disappointed. Intimate, friendly atmosphere w/o feeling crowded. We had the goat cheese salad with best goat cheese i had - buttery with a hint of garlic. The pasta w meat sauce was delicious w/o being heavy and the chicken scarpariello traditional and tasty [you know when you eat beyond your means]; even the steamed spinach was flavorful. They also matched us very well with wine. All in all a delightful experience and we'll be there again
  39. W

    Wendy

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely, friendly, neighborhood restaurant with good Italian food. The specialities change nightly. There is always something you would want to try. It is a great place to have a private, small party for up to 30 people.
  40. m

    michaelt

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall it was a lovely experience all the way around. From the ease at which we made the reservation on Open Table to the warm reception when we got to the restaurant. The food, staff and service all exceeded our expectations. I would recommend the restaurant for any occasion

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Il Riccio is rated 4 stars by 560 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lexington Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    4, 5 and 6 trains to 77th Street/Lexington Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

  • Phone number

    (212) 639-9111

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Il Riccio can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Giovanni Ferraioli: (844) 702-4098

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